Bellows Free Academy - Alpha Omega Yearbook (St Albans, VT)

 - Class of 1955

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B. F. A. 'Mercury 7 The members of our class who worked on the Audio Visual Staff were Robert Austin, Ronald Newton, James Lapan, Stanley Greene and Rob- ert Hemond. ' Completing the cheering squads were Gaby Montagne and Dawn Sweeney. Football letters were awarded to John Bush- ey, Dave Bell, Wayne Young, Pete Bostwick, Roddy Vallee, and Bill Chambers. Betty White and Bill Chambers were selected as members of the All State Band. Frank Houle was selected to participate in the All State Chorus. Our Junior year found us with a new slate of officers. They were John Bushey, Betty White, Betty Ladue and Jolly MacArthur. Representatives to the Student Council were Roddy Vallee, Audrey LaPlant, and Jerry Shep- ard. Audrey LaPlant was among those to repre- sent BFA at the State Convention of Student Councils at Rutland. Juniors who helped to publish the Mercury were Pat Kalahan, Bev. Berger, Carol Catlin, Betty White, Barb Paquette, Mary Lemnah, Betty Ladue, Bruce Montgomery, Audrey La- Plant,Sue Benoit, Averill Moore, Harvey Shnoper, Robert Norton, Joyce Kendrick, Reid Mayo, Janet Bugbee, Janet Messier, Lorraine Pasman, Betty Tipper, Eulia Soule, and Pat Rooney. When the majorettes were formed, we found two of our class participating. They were Mar- garet McFeeters and Pat Rooney, who was selec- ted to be the captain. Bill Chambers, Sylvia Greene and Robert Lemnah were members of the School Orchestra. Those starring in the Junior Jamboree in our play, "The Dearly Departedv were Pat Rooney, Carol Catlin, Stanley Lareau, Ross Ferland, Judy Hewitt, and Robert Norton. Prompters were Sue Benoit and Nancy Ouellet. Advanced Bookkeeping awards were presen- ted to Marion Bessette, Wanda Chagnon, Con- cetta Churchill, Blanche Dinsmore, Audrey La- Plant, Rita Lagrow, Many Lemnah, Janet Mes- sier, Armand Perrault, Theresa Portelance, Betty Tipper and Janice Fitzgerald. Jolly MacArthur,s "Jolly Rabbits" won the intramural basketball tournament. Members of the Junior Class who took part in the Spring Revue were Judy Daley, Frank Houle, Robert Lemnah and Lorraine Pasman. Activities for the Music Festival arrived again. Carol Catlin, Betty White, Bill Chambers and Robert Lemnah were chosen to play in the All State Band. Pat Rooney was selected to partici- pate in the All State Chorus. When September of 1954 came, we were seniors. The election of officers was a more important task this year. We chose John Bushey, Joyce Kendrick, Betty Ladue and Lorraine Pas- man as our leaders. John Bushey was elected president of the Ski Club. Seniors participating in the Fall Frolics, and of course adding much talent, were Frank Houle, Lorraine Pasman, Judy Daley, Robert Lemnah, Carol Catlin, Sylvia Greene and Bill Chambers. Senior members of the Red Cross Council were Alice Mayhew, Reid Mayo, and Gaby Mon- tagne. Carol Catlin won first prize for her essay on the United Nations. This contest was sponsored by the American Legion. Delegates from the Senior class who repre- sented BFA at the A. Y. Convention in Buck Hill Falls were Averill Moore and Carol Catlin. As seniors we were proud to present the annual Senior Play, "The Patsyf, Those showing their superior acting ability were Pat Rooney, Sue Benoit, Stanley Lareau, Slyvia Greene, Rob- ert Wood, Dave Bell, and Dawn Sweeney. Outstanding students of our class were Betty White and Dave Bell who won the Good Citizen- ship Awards for 1955. With spring rolling around and preparations for the Junior Jamboree in order we found Pat Rooney, Sylvia Greene, Stanley Lareau, Robert Wood, Robert Norton and the prompters, Mar- garet McFeeters and Sue Benoit rehearsing the winning play, 'iThank You Doctorf, April 27 was a special day for the members of the Senior Class, for on this day the Seniors gathered for the annual Senior Supper. The baseball season found Jim Steinhour the star pitcher for BFA. As graduation drew near we found ourselves preparing for finals, those who would have to take them, Tree Day, Baccalaureate, Class Night and Graduation. This concludes the activities of the Class of "55',. We hope future classes will follow us in setting a good example for others and in making BFA a good school.

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J 6 B. F. A. Mercury 1 H Class Histor AUDREY LAPLANT AND FRANK HoUL1f: At last we were in high school - only four short years ago we registered in the dining room, scared, meek little freshmen, eyeing one another wondering whether we would ever become acquainted with everything and everybody. After a week of hunting for our rooms, buying books and loose leafs and comparing schedules, we really began to feel at home. We chose Dave Bell, Pete Bostwick, Wanda Chagnon and Gaby Montagne as our class officers. The election of officers was new to us and of course we felt very proud. Just when we were feeling quite important, we were guests of the Sophomores at the Fresh- man Reception. After we had to perform, we realized that we were still F rosh. Even though we were still green, three members of our class made the football team. They were John Bushey, Roddy Vallee, and Dave Bell. As the winter season rolled around, more students answered the call of Mr. White and Mr. Comi. Those who answered Mr. Comiis call were: Marion Bessette, Jill Brown, Betty White, Janet Bugbee, Carol Catlin, Mary Dodds, Sylvia Hebert, Joyce Kendrick, Eulia Soule, Jolly MacArthur, Barbara Paquette, Betty Raymo, Frances Morton, and Margaret McFeeters. Those under the supervision of Mr. White were Pete Bostwick, Dave Bell, Jim Steinhour, John Bushey, Roddy Vallee, Bruce Pierce, Robert Monahan, Morton King, Robert Lemnah, Aubrey Craig, William Crocker and Jerry Shepard. As Freshmen we were given a say in the Student Council. Our representatives were Jill Brown, Roddy Vallee, and Bill Chambers. As Freshmen we also proved our acting ability by winning the Plaque at the Junior Jamboree from the class of R547 Our play, "Not Quite Such a Goosev starred the following actresses and actors: Barbara Paquette, Stanley Lareau, Sylvia Creene, Albert Weldon, Betty White. The prompters were Caby Montagne and Nancy Ouellet. Freshmen chosen to complete the cheering squad were Loren Buckley and Judy Hewitt. Averill Moore and Pete Bostwick were selec- ted as members of the Leadership Training Course. As the warm weather came along with base- ball in the air, we found two members of our class in the ranks of the Massamen. They were Jim Steinhour and Bob Monahan. September of "52', brings us back as gallant sophomores. Now that we were no longer be- wildered, we more confidently elected Roddy Vallee, Dave Bell, Joyce Kendrick and Sue Be- noit to lead us through the year. With an immediate job planned for us, we welcomed the Freshmen at the annual reception. This year more members of our class set out to defend the reputation of BFA by fighting under Mr. White on the football squad. They were John Bushey, Roddy Vallee, Pete Bostwick, Dave Bell, Wayne Young, Chester Lampman. Bill Chambers was chosen to perform the duties of assistant manager. Our class was enlarged by a number of trans- fer students. They were: Martha Jewett from Enosburg, Jerry Coad from St. Maryis, Marcel Richards from St. Johnsbury Trade School and George Sweet from Bakersfield. With basketball season coming again we found no new additions from our class on the basketball teams. Members chosen to represent us at the Student Council were Pete Bostwick, Bill Chambers and Roddy Vallee. Frank Houle was elected to head the publicity Committee for the Saturday night dances.

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8 B. F. A. Mercury Cla ss Will WE, the Class of 1955, of the City of St. Albans, in the County of Franklin, and the State of Vermont, being of sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this our last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say: F IRSTLY, we leave to each and every under- classman a handkerchief to absorb the tears that he will doubtless shed at the thought of the loss of our outstanding leadership and ability. SECONDLY, we bequeath our Well-known virtues-Faith, Hope and Charity. Faith, to the juniors, that with perseverance they many assume the responsibilities of seniors. Hope, to the Sophomores, that they may someday attain the exalted position We are leaving. Charity, to the Freshmen, that they may pay their student council dues. THIRDLY, we leave to the faculty including Mr. Sunderland, our new "Dick Tracyf, Detective set with foreign dictionary so that they may have an easier time tracking down culprits. FOURTHLY, certain individuals in our class leave to certain specific undergraduates the following: Item I--Peter Bostwick wills his skill in playing basketball to Bob White to distribute as he sees fit. Item II-Johnson Coon leaves to his brother, Stuart, each little argument he has with Mr. Comi. Item III-Nancy Ouellet wills her ability to get along with Mr. Wood to Rene Rocheleau and Butch Hebert. Item IV-Eulia Soule leaves her Bud to all the little flowers at B. F. A. Item V-Susan Benoit leaves her pleasing personality and her ability to get along with others to Peggy Porter. Item VI--Joyce Kendrick wills her ability to dance to Marion Rich. Item VII-Ierry Coad would like to will the name "Nose,' to Robert jones. Item VIII -- Harold Berger leaves Bob LaCross his set of slightly used road maps so hc won't get lost in foreign places. Item IX-Janice Fitzgerald wills her shortness to Dave Reirdon. Item X-Vic Jacques and james LaPan leave their chairs in Mr. Sunderlandis office to anyone who is foolish enough to take them. Item XI-Marion Bessette wills her hair curlers to Sandra Rath. Item XII-Joy Casavant canit afford to leave anything, she needs it all. Item XIII--Sylvia Greene wills her long hair to Irene Fontaine in case the style should change. Item XI V-Carol Catlin leaves her walk that attracts so much attention to Marion Preston. Item XV-Morton King, John Tatro and Howard Ward leave Mr. Comi. Item XVI--Jeannette Benoit leaves some of her shyness to Jean Buker. Item XVII-Frances Morton wills her disgusted looks to anyone who needs them. Item XVIII-Harvey Shnoper leaves, his athletic ability to Dick Ready. Item XIX-Norman Powers leaves his bicycle to Richard Lampman, Norm has a Car now! LASTLY, We hereby appoint the teachers of Bellows Free Academy executors of this our last Will and Testament: hereby revoking all former wills by us made. IN WITNESS WHEREAS, we have hereunto subscribed our name this 15th clay of june in the year Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-Five. -THE CLASS OF 1955 W itnessed by: MR. -R. U. NUTS, residing at U-No-Where, Colorado MRS. O. U. KIDD, residing on Gay Nineties Terrace MR. U. R. HAPPY, residing at Rainbow End

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